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dc.contributor.authorHalpern, A.M.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Amy
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.date.submitted2018-04-03 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:50:47Z
dc.identifier646748
dc.identifierOCN: 906935170
dc.identifier2050-7933/2050-7933;2050-7933/2054-362X
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30290
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/29624
dc.description.abstract"The Quechan are a Yuman people who have traditionally lived along the lower part of the Colorado River in California and Arizona. They are well known as warriors, artists, and traders, and they also have a rich oral tradition. The stories in this volume were told by tribal elders in the 1970s and early 1980s. The eleven narratives in this volume take place at the beginning of time and introduce the reader to a variety of traditional characters, including the infamous Coyote and also Kwayúu the giant, Old Lady Sanyuuxáv and her twin sons, and the Man Who Bothered Ants. This book makes a long-awaited contribution to the oral literature and mythology of the American Southwest, and its format and organization are of special interest. Narratives are presented in the original language and in the storytellers’ own words. A prosodically-motivated broken-line format captures the rhetorical structure and local organization of the oral delivery and calls attention to stylistic devices such as repetition and syntactic parallelism. Facing-page English translation provides a key to the original Quechan for the benefit of language learners. The stories are organized into ""story complexes”, that is, clusters of narratives with overlapping topics, characters, and events, told from diverse perspectives. In presenting not just stories but story complexes, this volume captures the art of storytelling and illuminates the complexity and interconnectedness of an important body of oral literature. Stories from Quechan Oral Literature provides invaluable reading for anyone interested in Native American cultural heritage and oral traditions more generally."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorld Oral Literature Series
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::2 Language qualifiers::2J American indigenous languages
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFH Popular beliefs & controversial knowledge::JFHF Folklore, myths & legends
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherquechan language
dc.subject.otheroral tradition
dc.subject.otherstorytelling
dc.subject.otherquechan mythology
dc.subject.otherworld oral literature series
dc.subject.otherAnt
dc.subject.otherArrernte language
dc.subject.otherChronic condition
dc.subject.otherOrphan
dc.subject.otherTypha
dc.titleStories from Quechan Oral Literature
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0049
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb014b543-78bd-4c3b-bc71-b68e2ac855b9
oapen.relation.isbn9781909254855
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages548


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